Take part in the ultimate spring beer festival in the heart of Munich, Germany known as Frühlingsfest Stuttgart at the Cannstatter Wasen fairgrounds. A slight spin off to Oktoberfest, Germany’s biggest spring fair held in Stuttgart shares plenty of similarities as well as its own subtle differences. Wiggle your way through crowds of people rocking Bavarian beer drinking attire; lederhosen for the men and dirndls for the ladies.
Although not as popular as Oktoberfest, Frühlingsfest Stuttgart provides a much more local feel where the party lives on. Beer gardens line the festival grounds as well as countless food tents. The Springfest attracts beer-lovers from around the globe to take part in a three-week fair filled with fireworks, music and loads of German beer and food.
Opening day takes place Saturday after the traditional beer barrel opening performed by the Stuttgart mayor. Insanity ensues over the next 21 days where German beer flows and the party rocks on. Families of all ages and sizes are welcome as Frühlingsfest continues the tradition of face painting, fairy tale carousels and children railways. Flea markets attract crowds of people looking to purchase an endless amount of souvenirs and Frühlingsfest memorabilia. End each day with a sparkling array of fireworks that ignites the sky with a sea of light and color.
“Endless beer, food and activities for the entire family make Germany’s Springfest a one-of-a-kind event.”
Your best bet to experience the full Frühlingsfest vibe would be to check out each tent at one of the four locations on the festival grounds. Each area has its own identify filled with specific food, specialties and a number of bands that play throughout the three-week time period. Make sure to taste test your way through all the beers available at each campsite.
Frühlingsfest is very easy to reach by multiple means of transportation. Train and bus stops have convenient drop off locations near the festival site. Cars and motorcycles will have access to secured parking. Looking to have a great time and forget about driving? Taxi services will drop you off directly in front of the Frühlingsfest Stuttgart festival grounds.
If arriving by air, the Stuttgart Airport is about a half-hour drive away from the event location. Public transportation runs throughout the entire day for those who don’t have access to cars.
There is absolutely no shortage of lodging options during your stay for Springfest. Stuttgart offers an endless amount of hotels and Airbnb options throughout the city. Be sure to book a spot as close as possible to the Cannstatter Wasen fairgrounds.
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Frühlingsfest is the official commencement of spring, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Stuttgart offers a continuous amount things to do throughout the spring and summer months. Big into cars? Make sure to check out the Mercedes Benz and Porsche headquarters where both companies put their flashiest cars on display.
Stuttgart’s City Tour will take you to several castles, museums and other must-see sites within the beautiful city. The area is known for hosting dozens of live music events so don’t be afraid to extend your stay beyond Springfest!
The warm months mean new beginnings as festival goers embrace this time of year completely. Take part in a beer guzzling, Ferris Wheel riding, all-out authentic German fair during Frühlingsfest in Stuttgart, Germany.
The festival begins upon the traditional beer barreling opening on Saturday, April 20 and lasts through May 12, 2019.
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